Went for a peaceful stroll around a very wet Fernilee reservoir, and returned to a full inbox. Spent an hour or so responding to requests and comments, and now I'm ready to start something new. Might tackle my Goodreads page, post a few more reviews (which was your favourite book in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy? Mine was The Fellowship Of The Ring), and then get back onto Digital Book Today to push the May Stags! promotion. So much for a relaxing weekend, Ole wants me to go up to the cricket nets with him this afternoon.
Anyway, as promised here is one of the 50 recipes from Mmm...No1...Cookbook. Enjoy.
PS I would be particularly interested to hear non UK views on this recipe, as plain or dark chocolate is very popular over here but I'm not so sure about elsewhere, and do you know what Crunchies or Matchmakers are?!
50. Rocky Road Bars
There must be a million and one recipes for Rocky Road, and probably the best that I have found is Nigella’s. However, with a little bit of experimentation this one is better, and the variations are endless!
300g/11oz dark chocolate (not cooking chocolate or sweet chocolate – minimum 70% cocoa solids)
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 Crunchie bars
120g/5oz Ginger nuts
100g/4oz large marshmallows
1. Melt the butter, chocolate and syrup in a saucepan.
2. Crush the Crunchies and Ginger nuts into crumbs (don’t worry if you still have some larger chunks).
3. Slice each marshmallow into 8 pieces (this can be a bit fiddly but if you have a straight edged, sharp knife and a cup of very hot water to dip the knife into it is much easier).
4. Stir the crumbed mixture and the marshmallows into the melted ingredients.
5. Line a 20cm/8 inch square dish with tin foil and pour in the mixture.
6. Allow to cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
7. Turn out onto a worktop and remove the tin foil.
8. Slice into however many pieces you like (a pizza cutter can help with this – but watch your fingers).
9. Arrange on a plate and sprinkle with icing sugar.
You can use milk or even white chocolate for this but it ends up incredibly sweet, and you have to keep a close eye when melting the chocolate to ensure it does not separate. You can put whatever biscuits you have to hand instead of Ginger nuts, and the same goes for the chocolate bars. Kit Kats are good, as are Toffee Crisps. Finally, after pouring the mixture into the dish to set, you can finish it off with orange or mint Matchmakers arranged neatly on the top.